There are plenty of good reasons to create DIY homemade moisturizing lotions. For example, you’ll be assured of the safety and purity of the all-natural ingredients, and you’ll save anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars a year. Plus of course, your dry skin will be hydrated and radiant. What’s not to love about this?
Well, actually, there is something that isn’t so loveable about homemade moisturizing lotions. If you don’t have an industrial-sized, laboratory-grade high pressure homogenizer at home (and let’s safely assume that you don’t!), then your creation may be greasy and hard to apply. Fortunately, you can avoid it by preparing either or both of these delightful grease-free moisturizing lotions:
Grease-Free Almond Oil and Aloe Vera Moisturizing Lotion
Start by melting a half a cup of almond oil (if you prefer, you can also use grape seed oil) with ¾ ounce of shredded beeswax. Next, in a separate bowl, mix a cup of certified organic aloe vera gel, a teaspoon of vitamin E oil, and add a dozen drops of your favorite essential oil.
Take the melted almond oil and beeswax, and pour it into a blender. Let everything cool down, and then blend it on a low speed while slowly adding the aloe vera, Vitamin E and essential oil mixture. Make sure you don’t dump everything all at once, as you want everything to mix. Stirring it around with a spatula or spoon can help.
When you’ve achieved the desired texture and consistency, simply pour grease-free DIY almond oil and aloe vera moisturizing lotion into sterilized jars, and keep them in your fridge to use as needed. It’ll last for about six weeks.
Grease-Free Oatmeal Lotion
Oats have been used to soothe, heal and nourish skin for centuries, and you can benefit from it by creating your very own grease-free oatmeal lotion.
Putting this together is remarkably easy and surprisingly effective. Start by grounding oatmeal in a food processor, and slowly adding in small amounts of water to give it a desired stability. You can then immediately apply the oatmeal lotion on any part of your party, including your face, hands, elbows, feet, and so on. You can also gently scrub the lotion to remove dead skin cells, or use it as a thin but effective base for make-up. And speaking of cosmetics: at the end of the day, use the lotion to remove stubborn mascara or eyeliner. You’ll be amazed.
The Bottom Line
Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and hydration is essential for looking and feeling your best. Unfortunately, that’s hard to do when you’re staring at a bowl of greasy lotion. Fortunately, that won’t happen when you create the moisturizers described above. You’ll look great, feel great, and probably save enough money in the long run to buy your very own high pressure homogenizer if you want.
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